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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Clippings, Obituary,  & Scrapbook Section

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Bradford County PA

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Joyce's Search Tip - February 2010 

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Do You Know that you can search just the 700 pages of Clippings and Scrapbooks on the site by using the Clippings button in the Partitioned search engine on the Current What's New Page
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using the three county-level Obits by Cemetery buttons. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 


Tri County Clippings- Page Four Hundred Ninety Seven
This page includes obituaries of people with connection to our three counties but not buried in them or cemetery not identified. If local cemetery is known, see the Obituaries by Cemetery section of the site.

HOW TO SUBMIT OBITUARIES TO THIS SITE - Typed obituaries may be submitted by email to Joyce M. Tice either in the text of the email of by an attached file. PLEASE put OBITUARY SUBMISSION in the subject line of your email to help me sort the several hundred emails I receive weekly. Give your file an eight character name - do NOT call it OBITS or it will overwrite someone else's file. Make sure your full name is included so I know whom to credit. Submissions will be arranged alphabetically by SURNAME AT BIRTH, so make sure I know the correct birth name if you know it. If surname at birth is not known, married name or other alias will be indexed in parentheses. Also include the death date and newspaper if you know it..


ALLEN Philip D. Allen Jr.

62, of Summersville, PA died on May 8, 2011. He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Cyndi. He is survived by his beloved children, Trisha (Harold) Schiefen, Megan (James) Chang, Asa Allen, Chris "Tater" Allen; one granddaughter, Alyssa Scheifen; his mother, Laura Mae Allen; a sister, Lucinda Phillips; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family. He was predeceased by a nephew, Daniel Phillips and his father, Philip D. Allen Sr.  Philip was born in Wellsburg, NY on October 3, 1949. He was a delivery engineer for Saulsbury Fire Apparatus, Service Center Division. He started working in the fire truck industry at the age of 16 and spent his entire career working with fire apparatus. He was also known as "Fire Truck Phil." He was a life time member of Columbia Hose Company, New Milford, PA. Philip was an avid outdoors man and a member of the Blue Ridge Sportsman's Club. He was good with his hands and was our family's problem solver and could fix anything.  A private service will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – May 11, 2011


ANSTEE William Morris Anstee

died peacefully on April 25, 2011 surrounded by his family and with loving care from the staff at St. Mary’s Hospice in Tucson, Arizona.  Bill (“Papa”) is survived by his wife of thirteen years, Phyllis Roy, a former resident of Troy; his sons William of Elmira, NY and Larry of West Palm Beach, FL; daughter Robin M. Dean (Mike) of Tucson, AZ; stepdaughter Cheri Smith of Warsaw, NY; three grandchildren; three great grandchildren; sisters Lois Crane (Leland) of St. Petersburg, FL; Patricia Penner (Larry) of Homosassa, FL; his extended Tucson family (Steve, Jennifer, Jeff, Cameron, Christopher & Connor Nichols); several cousins, nieces, nephews, his Aunt Marjorie and many beloved friends.  Bill was born in Tupper Lake, NY on May 17, 1930 and came to Tucson, AZ with his bride Merna in 1967 spending 30+ years working for Sears & Roebuck and able to fix absolutely anything!  After Merna’s passing he married his wonderful wife Phyllis whom he spent the rest of his golden years with.  A memorial was held to celebrate Bill’s life on May 4 at Tucson Baptist Temple, Tucson, AZ.  The family asks that you consider a donation to the charity of your choice in Bill’s memory.  Canton Independent Sentinel – May 14, 2011


ARNOLD Kathaleen A. “Kathy” Pruyne

58, of Sayre, PA died unexpectedly Friday, May 6, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Kathy was born April 20, 1953 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Egbert O. and Margaret Depew Arnold.  Kathy loved to make wedding cakes; she loved to camp, sing and have family and friends especially her grandchildren over to the house.  Kathy enjoyed working with the children in the Elmira School District.  She also enjoyed taking care of handicapped children including her own.  Her favorite holiday was Christmas could be told with a visit to her house to see her large collection of Santa Claus’s. Kathy is survived by her husband of 33 years Joe at home.  Children Tammy Arnold of Waverly, NY; Karen (Ken) Stephenson of North Carolina; Peter Arnold of Waverly, NY; Joshua Pruyne of Sayre, PA and  Benjamin Pruyne of San Diego, CA; grandchildren Zachary, Cierra and Eli Allen, Crystal Arnold and Gabriel Stephenson along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The family is planning to celebration of Kathy’s life at their home Saturday, May 14, 2011 from 1pm until people stop showing up.  Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremations Services, Inc. is assisting the family with the arrangements.    Star Gazette – May 10, 2011  


AVERY Michael H. Avery

46, of Martinsburg, died Sunday, May 1, 2011.  He was born Aug. 10, 1964, in Frankfurt, Germany, the son of Anna Avery and Gary.  Mike is survived by a daughter, Katie of Hollidaysburg; two twin sisters, Chris (Joe) Cunningham of Martinsburg, Sylvia (Greg) Wilcox of St. Augustine, Fla.; three nieces and three nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Horst Avery.  Mike was an easy going and loving guy, who loved fishing and made many friends wherever he went.  In keeping with Mike's wishes, there will be no services. To express condolences and/or make donations - Anna Avery, 44 Cottonwood Lane, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901 or Chris Cunningham, 3737 Fredericksburg Road, Martinsburg, Pa. 16662.   Wellsboro Gazette – May 11, 2011


BEEMAN Shirley Beeman Bostwick

53, surrounded by her loving family, our mother and sister, lost her battle with cancer on Tuesday, May 10, 2011. She went home to be with the Lord. She was born in 1957.  Shirley was predeceased by her parents Stanley and Elereda Beeman.  She is survived by her children, John and Mindy Ackley of Sayre, Roberto Bostwick of Sayre, James McKean of Sayre, Carrie Bostwick and Jamie Perham of Sayre, Michael Bostwick of Sayre and several aunts and uncles. Shirley also had six sisters, her twin sister Theresa Tunicliff of Athens, Mary Holton of Sayre, Linda and Stanley Johnson of Sayre, Patty and Rodney Fluck of Spencer, N.Y., Lisa and Tom Teeter of Milan, Bonnie Beeman of Sayre. Shirley had six grandchildren, Nathan, Kaitlyn, Kandy, Summer, James McKean, Gabriel. She also had several nieces and nephews.  Shirley used to be a substitute teacher and also worked for Serve Inc. She truly enjoyed love. She enjoyed collecting dolls and especially her Pee Wee Herman dolls.  There will be a gathering of family and friends on Friday at 10 a.m. at the Page Manor, 502 Church St., Athens.  The family would like to thank all the hard work Futures did for Shirley, Hospice, and special thanks to Lori Steele, Angie Miller, and Stacy Cowell. Any donation would be appreciated and can be sent directly to the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens.  Sayre Morning Times - May 13, 2011


BELLAN Ronald J. "Mountain Wolf" Bellan

63 of Westfield, died Thursday, May 12, 2011, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.   He was born Jan 27, 1948, in Pittsburgh, the son of John and Gertrude Bellan.  Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St.,Westfield, Wednesday, May 18, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. The family respectfully declines flowers. Memorial donations may be made directly to the family to help with expenses.  Star Gazette – May 16, 2011


BENDER June Bender Salle

79, of Bridgeport, New York, died Monday, December 20, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse, New York.  Born in New Castle, Delaware, she was the daughter of the late Nathan and Lillian Bender.  She attended Drexel University and Elmira College.  June worked side by side with her husband, Werner, in the family business W. E. Salle Company, Inc., operating as Brown Carbonic in Syracuse, New York, Sunset Carbonic in Utica, New York, W. E. Salle and The Ice Company of Elmira in Elmira, New York.  June was a member of Elmira Friends Meeting and the Book Club at Bridgeport Library.  She enjoyed reading and traveling throughout the United States and abroad.  She was a very generous and kind person and will be greatly missed by her family and all that knew her.  June is survived by her husband of almost 60 years, Werner E. Salle; one daughter, Michelle (Glenn)  Mickley of Gillett, Pennsylvania; four sons, Don (Patrice) of Richmond, Virginia, David (Kim) of Utica, New York, Neal (Mary) of Troy, Pennsylvania and Roger (Laurie) of Cicero, New York; one sister, Harriett (Richard) Bowden of Columbus, North Carolina; 14 grandchildren, Emily, Nathan, Darryn (Melissa), Darwin, Renae (Tom), David, Joshua, Amanda, Jason, Nicole, Amanda, Shawn, Megan and Kayla; and many great-grandchildren.  A Memorial service for June, celebrating the adventure that was her life, will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at her home at 1281 Tyler Rd., Bridgeport, NY 13030 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.  All family and friends are welcome to join us in the celebration of her life.    Contributions may be made to your local Food Bank.  Funeral home obituary - May 20, 2011


BLAKEMAN Ronald (Ronnie) (Ron) Michael Blakeman

age 61 of Schertz, Texas, died on Wednesday, May  4, 2011 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He never gave up the fight until his last breath.  Born Nov. 23, 1949 in Sayre, the son of Lawayne and Ann Murray Blakeman, he graduated from Sayre High School in 1968.  After graduation he enlisted in the United States Air Force and was stationed at Randolph Air Force base in San Antonio, Texas where he attained the rank of sergeant. It was there that he met and wed his wife of 41 years, the former Garnet Tischler. In 1975, Ron started his career as an autobody instructor at Pat Booker High School, in San Antonio and retired after 30 years of service.  Active for over 40 years in the American Legion, he served the Legion in the capacities of Commander of Post 593, 20th District commander and 3rd Division Commander, the largest Legion division in the State of Texas. He received numerous awards and recognitions from the Legion during his years of service.  Ronnie is survived by his wife Garnet; daughter Cheryl (Darrell) Mitchan; sons Brian (Carol) and Christopher and five grandchildren, Branden, Austin, Bryten Mitchan and Madelyn and Benjamin Blakeman. All the aforementioned live in the San Antonio or Dallas/Fort Worth areas of Texas.  He is also survived by his mother, Ann Dunning of Waverly; brother Wayne Blakeman of Lockwood; sisters Jennie Cofield of Dover, Del., Ann Marie Blakeman Stedge of Waverly, Octive (David) Healey of Winter Springs, Fla. and Jodi (Steve) Austin of Waverly. Also among his survivors are numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws both locally and in the San Antonio area.  Ron was preceded in death by his father Lawayne in 1999.  He lived, worked and raised his family in Texas, but always remained loyal to his friends and family in the Valley. He returned frequently for visits to celebrate and enjoy life with them. There was always a smile on his face and a devilish twinkle in his eye and he will surely be missed by all who knew and loved him.   Funeral services and interment were held in Schertz, Texas on May 9, 2011. Representatives of the United States Air Force played Taps and folded and presented the American flag to his wife Garnet. American Legion Post 593 also provided a color guard at the interment. They also presented a Bible and provided a luncheon following the services in honor of Ronalds service to his country and the American Legion.   Sayre Morning Times – May 15, 2011


CASE Ronald E.

Age 58 of Elmira, NY died on Wednesday May 18, 2011. Mr. Case was born on January 11, 1953 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Byron Eugene and Amy Marie Earl Case II. He was predeceased by his infant son, Ronald E. Case, II. Ronald is survived by his wife Debra Case; Children: Taryn, Tonya, Roni; grandchildren: Karli, Arianna, Arteamus, Atiera, RoneGene, Zariah; Sister-in-law: Diana Milton of Nevada; Brother-in-law: Charles (Cheryl) Burch of Elmira, NY; 80 Nieces and Nephews; Sisters and Brothers: Steven Case, Arizona; Larry (Patty) Case (Freeport, PA); Carol MacGregor & Michael DePinto of Arizona; Roxann (Kyle) Hicks of Virginia Beach; Pamela Jo (Willie) Ramsey of Elmira; Jeffrey (Mary) Case of Elmira; Jacquelyn (Fred) Butler of Erin; Byron (Lorrie) Case III of Corning; John (Vickie) Case of Oswego; Aunts and Uncles: Beverly Burns, of Florida; Ernest Case of Painted Post; Walt Case of Missouri and many cousins. Mr. Case's Funeral Services will be announced at a later time. Arrangements entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.  Star Gazette – May 19, 2011



Memorial services are scheduled for 11 a.m., on Thursday, May 19, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel, Roswell, N.Mex., for Ken Clark, 73, who died on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at his residence in Dexter, N.Mex. Pastor Ron Fuller will officiate.  Ken was born July 23, 1937, in Wellsboro, to Wayne and Norma Clark. They have preceded him in death.  On Jan. 11, 1964, he married Paula Stanley in Pecos, Texas. She survives him at home. He is also survived by four sons, Ken (Connie) Clark of Greensburg, Kurt (Kris) Clark of Titusville, Fla., Kelly (Melissa) Clark of Temple, Texas, Billy Clark of Orlando, Fla.; one sister, Julia Ann (Jim) Bronson of Wellsboro; nephew, Kevin (Renee) Davis; niece, Robin (Greg) Douglas; brother-in-laws, Price (Elena) Stanley, Patrick (Maria Luise) Stanley; and ten grandchildren.  He served in the United States Army; worked as a computer electronics technician and helped form the Midway Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of the Church of Christ.  Wellsboro Agitator – May 17, 2011


COUNTRYMAN Catherine J. "Ma" Sorgi

Ithaca: Catherine J. "Ma" Sorgi, 89, Ithaca, joined her loving husband on Saturday, April 16, 2011. She was born in Ithaca, daughter of the late Fred and Olive Seager Countryman and was the widow of John S. Sorgi who died in 1995.   Ma and John Established Ithaca Harley-Davidson on Trumbulls Corners Rd., Newfield in 1959. The Harley-Davidson dealership moved to Route 13, Newfield in 1964 and in 2000 they moved to their current location on Route 13 in Cayuta. Ma wore many hats during her long and colorful life including waitressing in Collegetown (where she met her future husband John), working in the Seneca Army Depot, secretarial work at Cornell, working on their dairy farm in the 50's and finally tireless years at the Harley-Davidson shop. Though she could not ride herself, she loved riding behind John on their motorcycle. In her later years, Ma loved watching her game shows, doing crossword puzzles and NYS Lottery scratch offs (you didn't want to visit her without bringing scratch offs). Her last years were made more comfortable by the care given her by her devoted daughter, Pat. Ma will be dearly missed by all the people who knew her.  Ma is survived by her children, John (Bev) Sorgi, Jean (Carol) Sorgi, Bill Sorgi, Patricia (Jim) McShea and her chosen "skinny daughter", Tammy (Sam) Bird; her grandchildren, Debra (Mike) DiBartolo, Harry (Cheri) Cooper, Michelle (Dean) Reed, Bryan (Suzanne) Reed, Tony Broeie, Billy-Jo Sorgi, Tia Bird, Jeff (Melody) Beebe, Chris (Lori) Beebe and Richie Beebe; 17 great grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren and her loving poodle, "Skeeter". In addition to her parents and husband, Ma was also predeceased by her daughter-in-law, Judy Sorgi and her brothers, Dutch Countryman and Will Robinson. Friends may call on Wednesday, April 20th from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Bangs Funeral Home. If you have a photo you would like to add to a memory board please feel free to bring it. Graveside services will be held at a later date at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Newfield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the John S. and Catherine Sorgi Scholarship Fund, c/o Newfield Central School, 247 Main St., Newfield, NY 14867.   Ithaca Journal – May 18, 2011 


DOWNEY Sean M. Downey

32, of Ulysses, PA, died Sunday, May 8, 2011. Born May 7, 1979, in Wellsville, NY, he was the son of James L. and Sharon Scott Downey. A 1998 graduate of Northern Potter High School, he studied at Drexel University for two years. He was employed by the Laurelwood in Coudersport, Jo-Kar's Restaurant and Downey's Restaurant, both in Ulysses. Sean loved music, especially the bass guitar and he enjoyed writing poetry, playing cards, and the WWE. Surviving are: his mother, Sharon Downey of Ulysses; a daughter, Aurora S. Downey of Longs, SC; two brothers, James S. (Beth) Downey of Cuba, NY and Ryan Downey of Ulysses; two sisters, Angela (Matt) Kibbe of Harrison Valley and Chrystal (Jim Nelson) Downey of Ulysses; three nephews, Dalton Kibbe, Preston Kibbe, and Brock Downey; two aunts, Peggy (Charles) Schenck of Ulysses and Doris Kelly of Waynesboro, PA, an uncle, Bernard R. Hamilton of Corning, NY. He was predeceased by his father in 1994; a sister, Diana R. Downey in 1988; an aunt, Betty D. Hamilton; and an uncle, Lyle Kelly. Friends may call Thursday, May 12th from 2:00 - 4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Friday in the Ulysses First Baptist Church. The Rev. Jason Reed will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.   Star Gazette – May 11, 2011


DUANE Donald C. Duane

Montour Falls: Age 68, of Montour Falls, NY died on May 12, 2011 at Bath VA Hospital. Donnie was born on October 15, 1942 in Endicott, NY, the son of the late Merle and Grace Duane of Watkins Glen. He is survived by a brother, Kenneth Duane, with whom he resided; sister, Eleanor (Richard) Vary of Watkins Glen; several nieces and nephews; and was loved by many. He graduated from Watkins Glen Central School in 1961, and entered the US Air Force from 1964-1968, serving 2 years in Okinawa. He worked at Thatcher Glass and Hilliard Corp. until retirement in 2005. Donnie was a life-long member of the B.P.O.E #1546 of Watkins Glen and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #426 of Montour Falls. The family will receive friends and relatives from 2-4pm on Sunday, May 22, 2011 at the Elks Lodge in Watkins Glen. A Memorial Elks Service will be held at 2:00pm at the lodge. The family gratefully declines flowers. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.  Star Gazette – May 15, 2011


EDWARDS Beverly E. Garinger

62, of New Albany, Pa., died at her home on Monday, May 9, 2011.  Beverly was born on Jan. 12, 1949 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., a daughter of the late Clarence "Nibbs" and Elizabeth Hartzell Edwards.  On Oct. 16, 1981 she married Wesley A. Garinger Jr., and moved to New Albany. She and Wesley enjoyed spending time together and being with their family and especially their grandchildren. She enjoyed hunting and fishing, but her greatest joy was drag racing.  Beverly is survived by her husband, Wesley at home; two sons, Michael and (Joan) Garinger of Towanda, Pa., Shane and (Peggy) Garinger of New Albany; four sisters, Diane (Jack) Harrison of Lake Silkworth, Pa., Darlene (Chris) Totten of Ashley, Pa., Donna (Harry) Giberson of Shavertown, Pa. and Betty Ann Edwards of Hanover Twp.; and five grandchildren, Breanna, Brandi, Patrick, Christopher and Hannah. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Carol.  Family and friends are invited to a viewing from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday evening May 12, at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, PA 18614.  A time of remembrance will be held at 6 p.m. with Rev. Kathy Kiekel, a loving friend of Beverly's.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society , Bradford Sullivan Unit, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.  Towanda Daily Review – May 11, 2011


FERRO Ronald John Ferro

69, of 603 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa., died Saturday, May 14, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  Ronald was born in Sayre on June 23, 1941, the son of Clementine Zello Ferro and the late Victor Ferro. He attended the Epiphany School in Sayre and was a graduate of Sayre High School class of 1959. Ronald served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. Ronald began his career in radio as a disc jockey and later worked in sales for several area radio stations until his retirement. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, gardening and art.  He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Marie Smith Ferro at home; his son, Michael A. Ferro of Waverly; mother, Clementine Zello Ferro of Waverly; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and John Muschok of South Waverly; brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Jane Ferro of Sayre; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John A. and Connie Smith of Elmira; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.  A memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 7 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. Interment will be private.  The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be directed to a charity or organization of one’s choice in Ronald’s memory.  Sayre Morning Times – May 18, 2011


GRIMES Dorothy (Grimes) Dunn

age 74, lifelong resident of Montour Falls NY, died very unexpectedly, Thursday May 19, 2011. Dorothy was predeceased by her loving husband, Daniel Andrew Dunn; her sister, Lynda R. Grimes; and her parents, Norman and Arlah Grimes. Dorothy is survived by her loving niece and very close friend, Marjorie (Marty) Dunn Unwin; nieces, Cheryl Dunn Bellinger, Laurie Dunn Ribble of Elmira NY; nephew, Robert Mark Dunn of Horseheads NY; cousin, Ann Hull of Montour Falls NY, and a host of very caring and devoted friends. Dorothy requested there be no calling hours, graveside service and committal will be Tuesday May 24, 2011 at 1 PM, Montour Falls Cemetery, conducted by Rev. Beverly Carr Lyon. In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions in Dorothy's memory can be made to The First Presbyterian Church, 520 Decatur St., Watkins Glen NY 14891, where Dorothy was a longtime member and church Elder. Arrangements by Vedder & Scott Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – May 22, 2011


HAROLD Fred Lionel Harold

74, of 19 Rolling Acres Rd., Pine City, died on 04/25/2011 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Fred was born in Frankfurt Germany on 03/24/1937. He was the only child of John Murray Isaac and Gertrude Maria Katzauer Isaac. In 1938, Fred and his parents came to the United States. They traveled legally, by sea on the SS Manhattan US lines and settled in New York City. Fred and his parents became naturalized citizens in 1944. Fred's mother died in NYC on 03/26/1955. His father later married Edith Harold. Fred's parents remained involved in his life until his father died in 1991 and his step-mother died in 2000. Fred remained in New York State settling in the Horseheads/Elmira area. Fred regularly attended Temple at the Congregation Shomray Hadath synagogue on 1008 W. Water St. in Elmira. He enjoyed an active life; volunteering within his community, taking long walks, listening to music and watching old western movies. Fred received an Orthodox Jewish burial and rests at his mother's side at the Cedar Park Cemetery in New Jersey. Friends are invited to join us in a memorial gathering to celebrate Fred's life on May 19th 2011 @ 398 Old Ithaca Rd from 1-2 pm.  Star Gazette – May 13, 2011


HEUSER Ernest G. Heuser

Age 68, of Elmira, died Sunday, April 3, 2011, at Darway Elder Care, Forksville, PA. Ernie was born May 26, 1942 in Corning, NY, son of the late Gordon Heuser and Beatrice (Hill) Peters. Predeceased by his brother, Gary Heuser. Ernie is survived by his siblings, Clark (Elsie) Heuser, Judy (Donald) Bradley, Tracy (Joyce) Heuser; sister-in-law, Mary Heuser; aunt, Beverly LaVesque of Arlington, TX; several nieces, nephews and cousins. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – April 6, 2011


A Memorial Service will be held for Ernest G. Heuser (1942-2011) at the Webb Mills United Methodist Church on Monday May 16, 2011 at 6:30pm. The Reverend Richard Elliott will officiate at the service.  Star Gazette – May 13, 2011    


HILFIGER John Hilfiger

86, formerly of Osceola, died Dec. 21, 2010.  Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, Saturday, May 14, 2011, from noon to 2 p.m. with funeral services following visitation at 2 p.m.  Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery with full military honors.  Williamsport Sun Gazette – May 12, 2011


JOHN HILFIGER, 86, of San Benito/Los Fresnos, Tx, died on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at his residence. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 from 1 PM to 9 PM with a prayer service to be held at 4 PM at Thomae-Garza Funeral Home in San Benito. Burial will be held in New York, New York., Funeral arrangements under the direction of Thomae-Garza Funeral Directors. 


HINCHCLIFFE Linda M. Hamilton  

During the early morning hours of Saturday, May 7, 2011, Linda Mae (Hinchcliffe) Hamilton of Shunk (formerly of Columbia County) died quietly at her residence after a brave battle with cancer. She was 59 years of age.  Born in Bloomsburg on June 24, 1951, she was the daughter of John A. and Madge (Kline) Hinchcliffe. For more than three decades Linda was an elementary school teacher with the Benton School District, enlightening young minds and winning the hearts of those with whom she interacted. While attending a singles dance with some friends she met Richard Hamilton Jr. Soon a romance blossomed and they were united in marriage.  In her spare time Linda enjoyed reading and cross stitching, as well as traveling to Florida. She was a woman with a deep, abiding faith, and often served the Lord as a lay preacher. She enjoyed the company of her extended family and her cats and dog. Linda's warm smile and friendly, outgoing demeanor endeared her to all who knew her. She is survived by her husband, Richard, at home; her mother, Madge Hinchcliffe of Benton; mother-in-law, Patricia Hamilton, at home; daughters, Cheryl (Randy) Fry of Danville, Crystal (Brian) Woodruff of Bloomsburg; step-daughters, Michelle (Scott) Dangle of Cogan Station and Stacey (Anthony) Zaikoski of Texas; sisters, Nancy (William) Fricke of Benton and Carol Ann Lore (Bob Puterbaugh) of Millville; nephews, Eric Fricke and Mark Fenstermacher; nieces, Melanie Miller and Michelle Hess; grandchildren, Gavin and Gabriel Fry, Korin and Kelsea Dangle, Patrick Zaikoski; and special cousins Charles Kline Jr. and Vicki Mast. She was preceded in death by her father, John A. Hinchcliffe; nephew, Christopher Miller; and father-in-law, Richard Hamilton Sr.   A celebration of Linda's life will take place at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, at the Millville United Methodist Church. The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the American Cancer Society , 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa., 17701. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.   Towanda Daily Review – May 10, 2011


HOLLENBACK Sharon Hollenback TamBurina

71, of Aliso Viejo, Calif., died Thursday morning, May 12, 2011, after a long courageous battle with cancer, with her family by her side.   Born Dec. 16, 1939 in Sayre, Pa., she was the daughter of Veronica Mahoney Hollenback and the late Harold E. Hollenback.  Sharon was a graduate of St. Agnes High School Class of 1957.  She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Tommy) Barr of Irvine, Calif.; two sons David (Karen) of Grisham, Oregon and Michael TamBurina of San Francisco, Calif.; five grandchildren, Ryan, McKenzie, Taylor, Michael, and Vinnie; her mother, Veronica Hollenback of East Towanda, Pa.; sisters, Charmaine (David) Stempel of North Towanda and Theresa Chila of Avalon, N.J.; brothers, William (Linda) and Thomas Hollenback of East Towanda; sister-in-law, Sheryn Hollenback of Towanda; former sister-in-law, Lois Hollenback of Long Beach, Calif.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  In addition to her father; she was preceded in death by three brothers, James, Gary, and Stephen Hollenback.  Memorial services are being held in California.  Towanda Daily Review - May 15, 2011 


HOPKINS John Joseph Hopkins

age 70, of Park Hill Manor, Wellsboro, PA, died May 19, 2011 at his home. John was born July 16, 1940 in Philadelphia, PA, the son of the late James and Elizabeth Nee Hopkins. He was an automobile dealer and of the Catholic Faith. Surviving are Son, John Hopkins, Philadelphia; Brother, James Hopkins, Bristol, PA; Sister, MaryAnne Ryan, Philadelphia. A Memorial Service will be held in Philadelphia at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a “Life Celebration Home”, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA.   Wellsboro Gazette – May 21, 2011


HORTON Douglas R

No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why…..Douglas R. Horton, 65, a life-long resident of Nichols, N.Y., died suddenly on Friday, May 13, 2011 at the Corning Community Hospital.  Doug as he was known by his family and friends was born on May 21, 1945 in Nichols a son of the late Clifford and Eva (Doane) Horton. He was  a graduate of Tioga Central High School Class of 1963. Doug was a life member of the Nichols Fire Department where he served as chief; a former member of the Nichols Cemetery Board of Directors; served as a village trustee and was a former mayor of Nichols. In addition, he was a member of the Nichols American Legion. Doug enjoyed golfing, dancing, tinkering on lawn equipment and spending time with those he loved.  Doug is survived by his children, his son Michael Horton and his wife Lisa; a daughter Shelly and her husband Randall Simmons; his grandchildren: Peter and Emma Simmons; step grandchildren: Kyle, Danielle, Eric and Sierra; step-great-grandchildren: Justin, Gage and Kyle, Jr. Brothers: Dick Horton and Gordon (Irene) Horton; sister Joan (Frank) Mosher; his former wife and mother of his children, Vivian Horton, a special loving friend Marlene Kemp; several nieces, nephews cousins and their families also survive.  Doug was predeceased by his parents and a brother Norman.  A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held on Thursday, May 19 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m.  Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Nichols Fire Dept., or the Nichols Emergency Squad in loving memory of Douglas R. Horton.  Sayre Morning Times – May 18, 2011


HULSANDER James A. Hulslander

60, of East Smithfield, Pa., died on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. He was the loving husband of Judy L. (Hollenbeck) Hulslander. The couple married Nov. 27, 1970 and had 40 happy years together.  Jim was born on Oct. 21, 1950, in Troy, Pa., son of the late Alfred W. Hulslander and Anna Mary (Van Horn) Hulslander. He was a 1968 graduate of SRU High School and attended Mansfield University. Jim was a dairy farmer on the Hulslander family farm. He was a member of the Wetona United Methodist Church and the Sunday night men's Bible Study group. Jim is survived by his wife, Judy; his mother, Anna Mary; his son, Michael J. (Melissa) Hulslander of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; his daughter, Stacy L. (William J.) Houseknecht of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; his grandchildren, Hannah, Hope, Hart, and Hale Houseknecht, Kylie and Kadyn Hulslander; his brothers, Rev. Allen (Joy) Hulslander of Lawrenceville, Pa., Donald (Barbara) Hulslander of Horseheads, N.Y., and Wade (Robin) Hulslander of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; his sister, Jo Ann (Bernie) Petry of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his father, Alfred W. Hulslander.  Family and friends are welcome to gather from noon-1 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, at the Wetona United Methodist Church, Wetona Road, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. The memorial service to honor Jim's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, at the church with his pastor, Rev. Richard Noggle, officiating. The Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, N.Y., has been entrusted with the arrangements.  Memorial contributions may be made in Jim's memory to the American.  Towanda Daily Review – May 18, 2011


KOWULICH Joseph P. Kowulich

Elmira, NY: Age 55, died unexpectedly 5/3/2011. Survived by brothers, Ted & Mike, sister, Colleen, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Private services at the family's convenience.  Star Gazette – May 13, 2011 


LAWSON Charles J. Sr. "Charlie"

A lifelong resident of the Binghamton community, died Friday May 20, 2011. Born on January 8, 1918 in Binghamton, son of the late William S. & Myra L. Bacon Lawson. Charlie was self employed as a general contractor and operated C.A. Lawson Builder for many years until his retirement. Always active, he was an avid gardener. Surviving is his loving family; children, Charles J. Jr. "Charlie" (Suzanne) Lawson, Johnson City, Charleen (Robert) Shafer, Binghamton, Eileen (Jose) Manjarrez, Lakehurst, NJ, and Kathy Ann Mack, Lindley; 10 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Charlie was predeceased by his wife, Eileen E. Ivey Lawson, five siblings, and a grandson. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Elmira on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 between the hours of 5-7 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 7:15. He will be interred in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City, at his family's convenience.  Star Gazette – May 21, 2011


LODGE Richard G. Lodge

Watkins Glen: Richard G. Lodge, age 81, of Watkins Glen, NY died Friday, May 13, 2011 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing in Montour Falls, NY.  Dick was born in Endicott, NY on January 23, 1930, the son of the late Gilbert and Edith (Jones) Lodge. Dick served in the US Army Air Corp from 1948 to 1950 and was the owner and operator of Lodges Trucking Co. in Florida. He also was employed for 9 years with D&T Franzese Brothers and 16 years for Central Asphalt. Dick was the past treasurer and mechanic for the Watkins Glen Squires Drum and Bugle Corps and the treasurer for many years of the Watkins Glen Elk's Lodge #1546. He was also member of the Watkins Glen Fire Dept., the Montour Moose Lodge #426, and the American Legion. In addition to his parents, Dick was predeceased by his wife, Beverly on April 20, 1997 and his brother-in-law, John Gibson on June 11, 2010.  Dick is survived by his daughters, Constance (Robert) Eldred of Rhode Island and Peggy (Karel) Westerling of Freeville, NY; grandchildren, Kelly Ann Read, Rick, Nina, Peter, and Jonathan Westerling; his great grandsons, Lukas and Liam Read; his brothers, Lauren (Roseleah) Lodge of Watkins Glen and Robert (Barbara) Lodge of South Carolina; his sister, Linda Gibson of Watkins Glen; and several nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made in Dick's memory to the Watkins Glen Elk's Lodge #1546, PO Box 346, Watkins Glen, NY 14891 or to the Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.   In accordance with Dick's wishes, a private interment at Hector Presbyterian Church will be held at the convenience of the family.     Star Gazette – May 15, 2011 


LYNCH Mary Virginia

Elmira: Died on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Mary Virginia was born in Elmira, a daughter of the late James H. and Mary (Rudnick) Lynch. She was predeceased by her brother James Lynch. Mary Virginia is survived by her twin sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn M. and Richard Oparil of Dewitt NY; nephew Richard J. Oparil of Washington D.C. with his wife Donna, and their daughters Kimberly Marie and Maria Alexandra. Also surviving are her brother's children, John, Dr. William, Robert, James, Karen and Mary Lou. Mary Virginia was retired from Royal Globe Insurance with over 30 years of service. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Thursday, May 19, 2011 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 5:00 p.m. Burial will take place on Friday at St. Mary's Cemetery in Dewitt NY.   Star Gazette – May 17, 2011


MALLOY Kevin Charles Aloysius Malloy

died in his home on Sunday, May 8, 2011 at the age of 55.  With the sun shining on him through the window and his wife's loving hands on his face, he left this earthly world. Kevin now joins his friend Herbie in heaven. Where, as young boys again, they will soar like eagles as God says we all will. Kevin's beautiful voice will be heard in the angels choirs, of this I am sure.  Kevin was born on Oct. 31, 1955, the son of Gene and Julia Ann "Judy" (Victor) Malloy on Long Island, N.Y. He graduated from Bay Shore High School in 1973 and then attended Farmingdale Agricultural College. Kevin moved to Bradford County, Pa., in 1979, where he met his wife and soul mate of 31 years, Myra (Talley). He was employed as a letter carrier with the Towanda Post Office for over 19 years before he became ill. He also grew Christmas trees with his wife for 12 years for Unique Garden Center of Quakertown, Pa. For a time Kevin worked as an auto mechanic. He was a member of the NRA. Kevin realized a longtime dream of a six-month camping trip to the west and Okanogan Forest in Washington State where he and Myra saw nature that just could not be imagined.  In addition to his wife and parents, Kevin is survived by a sister, Karen (James) Mercogliano and their son James; two brothers, Brian (Susan) Malloy and their daughters, Juliann and Jessica, Michael (Barbara) Malloy and their son, Daniel; several fantastic aunts, uncles, cousins and many loyal, devoted friends. He leaves behind his faithful dog, "Icky Mickey the Do Dog" and his entertaining cats, all five, especially "Sylvester" or "Slick" who was Kevin's buddy that stayed by his side during his final days.  In keeping with Kevin's wishes, funeral services will be private. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting his family with arrangements.  Towanda Daily Review – May 11, 2011 


MARTIN Steven A.

Died on April 28, 2011 in Denver, CO after an extended illness. Born in Elmira, NY on December 19, 1952. Predeceased by twin daughters, Sophia and Sonja; mother, Anne and father, Fay. Survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Roberta; daughters, Alicia and Erica; son, Matthew; twin brother, Gregg (Connie) Martin; sisters, Bonnie Hammond, Debbie Martin, Carla (Tom) Wheeler, and many other family and friends. Steve loved to fish and camp in the Rockies with his family and attending his daughter's sporting events; he was retired from the US Geological Survey. He was loved by everyone he met, and will be sorely missed. Funeral services were held on May 4th in Denver; he was laid to rest at Ft. Logan National Cemetery with full military honors.   Star Gazette – May 15, 2011


MIDDENDORF Donald F. Middendorf

age 73, of Moxie, Pa., died on Tuesday evening, May 10, 2011 at Memorial Hospital at Towanda with his loving family at his side.  Donald was born on April 2, 1938 in Cherry Twp. Pa., a son of the late Clement J. and Alma Hembury Middendorf. He graduated from the Dushore High School a member of the Class of 1956. After school he worked at various jobs until he began working for PennDOT from which he retired in 2000 after 28 years of service. He married Gladys Dexter Brown on Dec. 9, 1978.  Don was a member of PARSE as well as the Dushore American Legion, Loyalsock Post No. 996. He was an avid hunter as well as a birdwatcher. In his youth he enjoyed dancing and frequented many of the local dance halls. He loved spending time with family and friends as well as his dog Rosie. He was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Dushore, Pa.  Surviving are: spouse, Gladys, at home; sons, Kevin L. Middendorf Towanda, Pa., Russell L. (Barbara) Middendorf, Towanda, Pa.; stepsons, Charles W. Brown Jr., Monroeton, Pa., Frank R. (Kim) Brown Monroeton, Pa.; stepdaughters, Morine B. (Michael) Wintermute, Gillette, Pa., Judy B. (Nicholas) Elchak, Powell, Pa., Carol Sue B. (Fred) Ackley, French Asylum, Pa.; sister, Helen Saxe McGee, New Albany, Pa.; sister-in-law, Jacqueline Quinn Middendorf, Orondo, Wash.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Henry (Terri) Middendorf, Troy, Miss., Joe (Jean) Middendorf, Castroville, Texas; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by three brothers, Clement Jr., Robert, and Richard Middendorf; 2 sisters, Betty Jane Middendorf and Lois McCarty; and also by two brothers-in-law: Richard Saxe and James McGee.  A transfer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, his pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil's Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 13, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home.  Graveside military services will be conducted by member of Loyalsock Post No. 996 American Legion, Dushore, Pa. Members are asked to assemble and pass in review on Friday evening at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be sent to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850; or the Memorial Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848.  Towanda Daily Review – May 12, 2011


MILLER Beverly J. "Beaver" Ripley

Rimersburg, PA: Beverly J. "Beaver" Ripley, 63 of Smith Street, Rimersburg, died early Saturday morning, May 7, 2011, at Clarview Nursing Home in Sligo, PA. Born Dec. 12, 1947, in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of George W. and Jane Kelley Miller. She was married on Feb. 11, 1967, to Donald J. Ripley Sr. and he survives. She retired from Target in Butler, PA. She was of the Baptist Faith. Surviving in addition to her husband are two children, Donald J. Ripley, Jr. of Sandford, FL, and Tonya Lea Leita and her husband, Richard, of Castlebury, FL; four grandchildren, Patrick Nicholas Marlow, Seth Colin Ripley, Mathew Taylor Marlow and Stacie Jane Ripley, all of Florida. Also surviving are four brothers, Robert, George, David and Kevin Miller, all of New York, and Tommy Miller of Arizona; and a sister Patricia Horn of New York; her parents preceded her in death. The Robert V. Burns Funeral Home in Clarion, PA is in charge of arrangements.   Star Gazette – May 21, 2011


MONK Judith A. "Judy" Hitman

54 of 3089 Ridge Road, Tioga, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. Born Sept. 22, 1956, in Blossburg, she was the daughter of Harold Monk Sr. and the former Anna Day. Judy was a graduate of the Elkland Area High School and loved spending her time with her beloved family and pets.  Judy is survived by her husband, Robert E. Hitman. They were united in marriage Dec. 30, 1999, in the Nelson Community Center. Also surviving are three sons, Steven W. Southard of Tioga, Timmothy J. (Samantha) Southard of Middlebury Center, Eric R. Hitman of Lindley N.Y.; two daughters, Amy J. Southard of Lawrenceville, Samantha J. Hitman of Lindley N.Y.; four grandchildren; two brothers, Harold (Skip) Monk Jr. of Tioga, David (Crockett) Monk of Montoursville; two sisters Hazel Smith-Guild of Woodhall N.Y. and Bonnie Luther of Cumberland Md.  Memorial services will be Sunday May 22, at 2 p.m. in the Lawrenceville Fire Hall in Lawrenceville, with Pastor Steve Neft officiating. Burial will be at a later date at the convenience of the family. Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore is in charge of arrangements.


NICHOLS Bernice Nichols Goble

93, of Waverly, N.Y., died Saturday, May 7, 2011 at ElderWood at Tioga surrounded by her loving family and caring staff.  She was born March 20, 1918 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Wilbur and Nina Talada Nichols.  Bernice married her husband Millard on Oct. 18, 1935, celebrating their 56th anniversary before his passing in 1992. She was a lifetime member of the Litchfield United Methodist Church, teaching Sunday School for several years touching the lives of many young people. Bernice was employed with the Litchfield Elementary School in the cafeteria but also volunteered her time at the school with remedial reading as she loved being around children and wanted to do all she could to further their education.   She is predeceased by her husband, Millard C. Goble; twin brothers, Willard and Wilbur Nichols; brothers, Donald, Earl, and Arthur Nichols; sisters, Nancy DeHaven and Lulu Cordner; granddaughter, Cindy Warner King; and very special friend, Walter Lattimer.  Bernice is survived by her daughters, Barbara (Jack) Rogers of Litchfield, Pa., Audrey Warner of Sayre, Pa., Janice Jones of Waverly, N.Y. and Nancy (Gerald) Depew of Gainesville, Fla.; grandchildren, John (Ruth) Rogers of Naples, Fla., Shawn (Kim) Rogers of Chazy, N.Y., Ray (Pat) Raupers of Waverly, N.Y., Michael Warner of Geneva, N.Y., Susan Mott of Candor, N.Y., Robert (Stephanie) Warner of Ithaca, N.Y., Marty Jones of Athens, Pa., Ronald Jones of Waterloo, N.Y., Kathy (Steve) Wilmot of Middlebury, Ind., Jeff (Michelle) Northrup of Black Hawk, Colo., Don (Lisa) Norhrup of Ft. Morgan, Colo.; and 20 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces; nephews; and cousins.  At Bernice's request there will be no calling hours or services. Arrangements are under the care of Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, Pa.  Burial will be in the Nichols Cemetery, Nichols, N.Y., at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made in Bernice's memory to the Litchfield United Methodist Church, c/o Norma Barrowcliff, 428 N. Keystone Ave., Sayre, PA.  Towanda Daily Review – May 10, 2011



Dundee: Adah J. Taft, 81, of 4775 County Route 25, died May 11, 2011 at home. Adah was born on November 22, 1929 in Corning, the daughter of the late Bertie and Cynthia (Fish) Oeischlaeger. She married Robert L. Taft on December 14, 1947 in Caton, NY. Adah attended a one-room schoolhouse in Corning and Northside High School. She retired from Hammondsport Central School after many years of service as a bus driver. Adah had previously worked for United Way in Corning in the cafeteria at Caton School, and for Toby Bus Service as a school bus driver in Caton. She was a member of the Grange for over 67 years. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, going to auctions, and sitting on her porch at Waneta Lake. She was predeceased by her husband on December 8, 2004, and one great-grandchild. Adah is survived by children, Cynthia Gillis (Calvin Ward) of Savona, NY, Douglas (Karen) Taft of Parker, AZ, Kathaleen (Keith) Davis of Bath, NY, Karleen (Gary) Austin of Horseheads, and Karen (Jack) Chaney of Horseheads. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath on Sunday, May 15, 2011, from 2 to 4 p.m. Funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. with Kathy Dye officiating. Burial will take place in Pleasant Valley Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donation be made in Adah's memory to the Wayne Volunteer Fire and Ambulance, PO Box 91, Wayne, NY 14893.   Star Gazette – May 13, 2011


PURPLE Judge Donald Gregory

Georgetown, SC: Judge Donald Gregory Purple, 77, died Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital in Georgetown, SC.  Judge Purple was born in Corning, N.Y. on March 9, 1934, a son of the late Dr. Donald Gleason Purple and Bess Schmidlin Purple. He grew up in Corning and graduated from Corning Free Academy. After graduating from Dartmouth College, Judge Purple received his law degree from Cornell Law School. He married Shirley Eleanor Kretschmann in February of 1962.  Judge Purple started his career as an attorney, and then served as First and then Second Assistant District Attorney and as District Attorney in Corning. Gov. Nelson Rockefeller later appointed him to County Court of the State of N.Y., as Supreme Court Justice in the Seventh Judicial District. After retiring on April 30, 1998, he and his wife moved to Georgetown. Judge Purple was a member of Georgetown Presbyterian Church.  In addition to his wife of Georgetown, survivors include: two sons, D. Gregor Purple of Georgetown and Collin Ivan Purple of San Diego, Calif.; two daughters, Beverly Purple of Roswell, Ga. and Courtney Ann Muldbakken (Greg) of Temecula, Calif.; a sister, Barbara Sue LaViers (Harry) of Lexington, Ky.; and six grandchildren.  Memorial services at Georgetown Presbyterian Church will be announced at a later date.  Memorials are suggested to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.  The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Star Gazette – May 13, 2011


QUATTRINI Joseph M. Quattrini

72, of 42 Pine Street, died Thursday May 12th, 2011 at home surrounded by his family.  Joe was born October 29, 1938 in Corning, NY to August Quattrini and Mildred Scianni Quattrini.  Joe retired from Corning, Inc, in 1994, as a Security Guard at the Sullivan Park Research Center in Gang Mills with 44 combined years of service.   He also served briefly as a policeman for the City of Corning.  Joe spent 4 years (1956-1960) in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in France for several years.  Joe was a communicant of All Saints Parish.  He loved hunting, taking care of his lawn, and coordinating family activities.  He was previously married to Carole Decker and two sons survive: Joseph P of Windermere, FL and Chris A of Linden, NC.  Joe married Lily Fong Quattrini on January 2, 1982 and two sons survive:  Sean G of Las Vegas, NV, and Stephen P of Big Flats, NY.  Joe is also survived by two brothers, Augustino (Geri) Quattrini of Corning and Frank Quattrini of Elizabeth City, NC and five sisters, Rose Antonacci of Nashville, TN, Elmiranda Stivers  of Webster, NY, Grace (Vincent) Caracci  of Penn Yan, NY,  Mary DePumpo of Hornell, NY, and Joan (Francis) Pierri of Penn Yan, NY, two grandchildren,  Valentina and Dominic Quattrini, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Joe is predeceased by son, Michael A. Quattrini, brother,  James Quattrini, and sister Theresa McNeilly.  The Family wishes to acknowledge the kindness of the staff at the Corning Cancer Center, the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and Southern Tier Hospice. Friends and family are invited to calling hours on Wednesday  May 18th from 4-7 pm at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street, Corning. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday at 10:00 am.  Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Park Avenue, Corning.  Memorials may be made in Joe’s name to All Saints Parish, 222 Dodge Avenue, Corning, NY  14830.   Corning Leader – May 17, 2011


ROSENER Friend A. Rosener

94, formerly of Wood Street, Pittston, died May 12, 2011 in Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, Towanda.  He was born, in West Pittston, March 5, 1917, son of the late Friend E. and Ruth Nicholson Rosener.  He graduated from Pittston High School.  Friend was employed by Pyrofax Gas, West Pittston, Hess Oil, and prior to his retirement in 1997 he was employed as a bus driver for Martz Trailways, Wilkes Barre.  He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Pittston. A member of St. John's Lodge No. 233 F.&A.M., Pittston, Scranton Consistory, Irem Temple AAONMS, and the Irem Brass Band.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Violet Rosener, May 17, 1979; brothers, Robert and Louis Rosener; sister, Bertha Fadden.  He is survived by: son, Richard "Dick" Rosener and his wife Joanne, Johnson City, N.Y.; daughter, Catherine Bellanca, Towanda; grandchildren, Richard Rosener and his wife Janine, Oneonta, N.Y., Sherry Sullivan and her husband, Colonel Christopher Sullivan, Dothan, Ala., Deborah Philippi and her husband Jim, Rome, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Michael Wallitsch, Cole and Brooke Rosener, Michael and C.J. Sullivan; stepgrandchildren, Christy, Mary, Lacey and Jamie; stepgreat-grandchildren, Brandon, Cearra, Kaden and Macria.  The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Monday morning at the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston. The Rev. Jira Albers will officiate. Interment Mountain View Burial Park.   Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial donations if desired may be sent to St. John's Lutheran Church, Wood Street, Pittston, PA 18640 or the charity of the donor's choice.  Towanda Daily Review - May 15, 2011


SCHEIDWEILER Barbara Joan White, nee Scheidweiler

74, born and raised in Wellsboro, but residing in Shawnee, Kans., died peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 10, 2011.  She was born Aug. 31, 1936, the only daughter of William E. and Dorothy D. Scheidweiler, formerly of Ellis St. A graduate of Wellsboro High School, she participated in marching band and other musical groups during her time at school playing the piano or French horn.  She is preceded in death by her husband, John Lane White, also born and raised in Wellsboro, and her son John Philip (Charlie) White.  She is survived by her daughter, Hannah White and a host of loving friends, neighbors and colleagues.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts to the American Cancer Society , P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73123. Wellsboro Gazette - May 13, 2011


SIMPSON Gloria Kay Hamrick

Beloved wife of Phillip Hamrick Sr., died Thursday, May 12 at Med Central Hospital in Mansfield after a battle with cancer. At age 59, she left us way too soon. She was born in Watkins Glen, NY, the daughter of Harry and Edna Simpson (deceased). She leaves behind her son, Phillip Hamrick Jr.; her daughter, Stacey Lynn Shriver; grandsons, Zachery and Christian; and granddaughters, Samantha, Brittany, Sabrina, Oliva and Madelyn Claire; sisters, Eleanor (Paul) Kisner of Muncy, PA, Jackie Case of PA; and brother, John (Ellie) Simpson of Watkins Glen, NY. She also leaves a host of nieces and nephews across the country. She was truly the heart and soul of our family. A very dedicated mother and grandmother. A true friend. Our lives will never be the same without her. She was greatly loved and will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Gloria was a nurse who was dedicated to her patients, and very proud of her profession, as all who worked with her will attest. A memorial service will be 11:00 AM Friday May 20, 2011 at Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville, OH.   Star Gazette – May 16, 2011


SMITH Kirk Smith

59, a well-known resident of Towanda died Sunday morning, May 8, 2011, at Troy Community Hospital following a brief illness. Kirk was born in Sayre, Pa., on Oct. 3, 1951, the son of David R. Smith, Jr., and Frances Rice Smith. He attended public schools in Towanda and later in Oil City Pennsylvania. He was employed at Serve, Inc., in Monroeton, Pa. for 31 years.  Kirk enjoyed reading and travel, to include a trip to the Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany. He was devoted to his cats, Kit and Kaboodle. For many summers he served faithfully as a race official for the Pond Hill Yacht Club (Lake Wesauking) sailboat races. He delighted in spending time with his many fishing buddies from South Mountain Hunting Club. He is survived by his mother, Frances Smith, of Towanda; brother and sister-in-law, Scott E. and Donna C. Smith of Monroeton; brother and sister-in-law, Jeffrey A. and Ann M. Smith, of Monroeton; sister-in-law, Eleanor Harden Smith of Monroeton; nieces and nephews, Joshua Smith, Erica Smith, Nick Smith, Alison Smith, Schuyler Smith, Simon Smith and David Smith; aunt Margaret Smith Ross of Elkhart, Indiana; and good friend and traveling companion, Eugene Ward, of Towanda. He was preceded in death by his father, David R. Smith Jr.; brother, David R. Smith III; and a devoted aunt, Marguerite Coolbaugh of Monroeton.  The family will have private services and suggests memorial contributions be directed to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848; Serve Inc., 22 Chiola Lane, P.O. box 93, Monroeton, PA 18832; or to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 in Kirk's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – May 10, 2011


SWARTZ Samantha Marie Swartz

13, of Owego, and Sayre, Pa., died May 6, 2011 at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  She is survived by her father, Donald Swartz, and her mother Carol Swartz and her significant other, Duane Waltman; siblings, Donald (Christine) Swartz, David (Angie) Swartz, Darryl (Christine) Swartz, Daniel Swartz, Anita (Joe) Wintermute, Mary Riggs, John Swartz, Amber Swartz; paternal grandfather Charles Lohmeyer and significant other, Candy Spacek, Owego; maternal grandparents, Pat Lohmeyer and significant other, Douglas Howell, Endicott; great-grandmother Betty Brown, Windham Center, Pa.: several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Samantha was a aunt and great aunt to many. Samantha was a sixth-grade student at the Austin Snyder Elementary School in Sayre and previously attended the Owego-Apalachin Elementary School. She participated in Special Olympics, and her many interests included reading, crafts, swimming and her love for all animals.  The family will receive friends Tuesday from 4 to 6:45 p.m. at the Estey, Munroe and Fahey Funeral Home, 15 Park St., Owego, N.Y., where a funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Loretta Perry, pastor of the Gospel Chapel, officiating. Friends wishing may make contributions to a charity of choice in Samantha’s memory.  Sayre Morning Times – May 10, 2011


SYDELKO Anne L. Locker

86, formerly of Cleveland Ave., North Hornell, died late Monday evening (May 16, 2011) in Corning at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Christina Locker and her grandsons, Robert and Sean Locker, who have cared for her the past seven years. Born in Hornell on June 1, 1924, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary Pokrawaska Sydelko. On Nov. 4, 1944 she was married in St. Ann's Church in Hornell to Ralph S. Locker, who predeceased her on Feb. 14, 1994 after 50 years of marriage. Besides her parents and husband, she was also predeceased by her son, Thomas in 1985; her infant brother, Stanley Sydelko; her brother, Peter Sydelko; and her sisters, Tess Prince and Jennie Tsibulsky. A resident of Hornell for most of her life, Anne was a graduate of Hornell High School. She assisted her husband in the operation of the former Locker's Cleaners in the area of the former Hotel Sherwood in Hornell from 1955 to 1963. Later she became employed with the former Big N, K Mart and Nichols in Hornell, for Brae Burn Country Club in Dansville, for Alfred State College and more recently for Wegmans in Hornell. Anne was well known throughout the Hornell community for being a very talented seamstress, which was evident in the beautiful wedding gown she made for her daughter-in-law, Christina. A communicant of St. Ann's Church of Our Lady of the Valley Parish in Hornell, Anne enjoyed gardening, collecting seashells, cooking, baking and in her later years she loved to spend time with her grandchildren. Her family includes her three sons and daughters-in-law, James and Cheryl Locker of Hornell, Robert and Christina Locker of Corning, Timothy and Donna Locker of Hebron, KY; her nine grandchildren, Kimberly Locker of Hornell, Christine Locker of Hornell, Thomas Locker of Florida, James (Lori) Locker of Rochester, Nathan Locker of Hornell, Robert Locker II of Corning, Brittany Locker of Hebron, KY, Sean Locker of Corning and Timothy Locker of Hebron, KY; her eight great-grandchildren; her sister, Joanne (Fred) Campbell of North Hornell; also her nieces and nephews. Calling hours are from 6-9 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell. Friends are invited to meet her family at St. Ann's Church in Hornell where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Town of Fremont. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association , 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, N.Y. 14620. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the funeral home.   Star Gazette – May 19, 2011


TAKIZAWA Kazue Kazuko T. Jordan

age 85, of Mansfield, PA, died on Monday, May 9, 2011 in The Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. Kazuko was born on May 4, 1926 in Nagano, Japan, the daughter of Masaichi and Sui (Machida) Takizawa. She was predeceased by her husband, Roy F. Jordan in 2006. Prior to her retirement, Kazuko was employed as a waitress and hostess for a Japanese Restaurant in New Jersey. In addition to making floral displays in Pittsburgh, PA, she also enjoyed cooking, sewing and gardening. Kazuko is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Anne and Daniel Styborski of Mansfield, PA; two brothers and nieces and nephews in Japan; one brother-in-law, Gilbert (Joyce) Jordan of Wyoming, NY; one niece, Leslie DeLooze of LeRoy, NY; one nephew, Neil Jordan of Wyoming, NY and three grandchildren: Brooke, Alec and Adam Styborski. In addition to her husband, she was also predeceased by one sister and two brothers.  A memorial gathering will be held for Kazuko at her home, 87 West Elmira Street, Mansfield, PA, on Saturday, June 11, 2011 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.   Wellsboro Gazette – May 11, 2011


TAYLOR Virginia T. Jennings

longtime resident of Lodi, died in Albany on May 11, 2011. Calling hours and reception will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Interlaken Reformed Church, 8315 Main Street, Interlaken. A funeral service will then be held at the church at 1:00pm, officiated by Pastor John Kotun. Prayers of committal will be held at West Lodi Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the Lodi Historical Society, PO Box 279, Lodi, NY 1860 or the Interlaken Reformed Church, PO Box 335, Interlaken, NY 14847 in Ginny's memory. Ginny was born in Newark, NJ on October 15, 1927, a daughter of the late Richard M. and Ruth W. (Campbell) Taylor. She graduated from the Grover Cleveland High School in Caldwell, NJ in 1945. She attended Houghton College from 1945 to 1947, where she met her future husband, Charles. She attended Berkeley Secretarial School in NYC, where she worked for Home Life Insurance Company for several years. She then moved to Antioch, CA, and worked as a legal secretary for a number of years. Ginny returned to New York in the summer of 1961, and was married to Charles H. Jennings on October 28, 1961 in West Orange, NJ. Ginny worked for the NYS Senate for many years, taking time away for the birth of their daughter, and returned to work in the early 1980's. For more than 20 years, Charles and Ginny maintained homes in Slingerlands, NY and Lodi. In 1984, following their retirement from Albany, they returned to Lodi full-time, where they continued a private law practice until 2003. Once again, Charles and Ginny returned to the Albany area, to be with their daughter and her family. Ginny had been an active Member of the Interlaken Reformed Church, the Lodi Historical Society and the 20th Century Club. She loved traveling, gardening and collecting antiques. Her charming smile and sense of encouragement were just a few of her many fine attributes that will be remembered by all. Ginny is survived by her daughter, Amy (Craig) Pemberton of Selkirk, NY; a grandson, Joseph Craig Pemberton; a brother-in-law, Warren Pettitt of Plant City, FL; several nieces and nephews; and by her husband's family. Ginny was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Charles, in 2010, and by her sister, Janet Pettitt.   Star Gazette – May 15, 2011


VAN ZILE Judge Philip T. Van Zile

New York Times -October 27, 1917

Detroit, Oct. 26 - Judge Philip T. Van Zile of Detroit died today at his home of anaemia. He was born in Pennsylvania in 1844.  In 1878 Judge Van Zile was appointed United States District Attorney for Utah and was prominent in the prosecution of Mormon cases.  He had been Dean of Detroit College of Law since 1891.   (He was born July 20, 1844 in Osceola Township, the son of David M. Van Zile and Elvira C. Taylor)


WALTER Charles Barden Walter

Died peacefully on May 16, 2011 at Neshaminy Manor in Warrington with family members at his side. He was 82 years old. He was the beloved husband of Charlotte Ivins Walter. He was the son of the late Russel Bush & Carolyn Nearing Walter and brother of the late Roland Walter and brother-in-law of the late Peg Walter. Charlie was born in Tioga, PA; not far from Corning, NY. He was a resident of Perkasie for the past 20 years prior to entering the Neshaminy Manor in June of 2009. He received his Bachelor's degree in 1951 in Physical Science and Mathematics from Lock Haven University and received his Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Bucknell University in 1955. He also worked toward his Doctorate at Temple University. He held certificates in education for Physical Science & Mathematics, Pennsylvania Supervising Principal, Pennsylvania Administrative Assistant to Superintendent in Charge of Business Affairs and Pennsylvania Secondary Principal. Charlie taught mathematics at the Wellsboro Jr.-Sr. High School, Wellsboro, PA from l952 to 1953 and Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics at the Roaring Creek Valley Joint High School in Numidia, PA from 1953 to 1956. In 1956 Charlie came to Lower Bucks County where he taught Mathematics at Benjamin Franklin Jr. High School from 1956 to 1959 and from l960-1964. He was a Guidance Counselor and Instructor of Mathematics at the Woodrow Wilson High School, from 1959 to 1960 in the Bristol Township School District. His other experience was being a Physical Science Aide at the Naval Ordinance Laboratory, White Oak, Maryland. He was the Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent in Charge of Business in East Hartford Public Schools, Connecticut for two years. In 1969, at the creative hand of Raymond Gilbert a prominent Council Rock school board member, Charlie came to work for the Council Rock School District. Charlie gave his heart and soul to the district for over 41 years of service in education, retiring as Director of Business Affairs in July of 1993. Well done, good and faithful servant! While at Council Rock, he placed the welfare of the district in his hands and treated it as a priority. Council Rock benefited from his true dedication, dependability, eagerness, honesty, and leadership. Charlie's love for children shined through in everything he did. Charlie was active in the Boy Scouts and was especially proud when his son Chuck received the Eagle Scout Award. Charlie was the proud father of two children, Charlene Borah (Ken) and Charles B. Walter, Jr (Cheryl). In addition to his beloved wife, and children Charlie is survived by three step-children Dale Hogeland, Drew Hogeland and Dawn Hogeland Cascarino (Steve). He is also survived by his brother Fred Walter of Lititz, PA and his sister Linda Nesbitt from Chicago, IL. He has 8 wonderful grandchildren: Jessica L., Charles B., III, Kenneth, Jr., Thomas, Mackenzie, Melanie, Sean, and Jamie. He also is survived by several nieces and nephews and many cousins. Also his love for his next door neighbor children was a site to behold (Melanie, Natalie, Daniel, Bethany, Victoria and Hannah). Charlie was a faithful member of Doylestown Presbyterian Church and was so appreciative of the kind support they provided both he and Charlotte during his illness. Charlie's family will receive relatives, friends and colleagues prior to his life celebration on Thursday May 26, 2011 from 10:00am until his Memorial Service at 11:00am at the Doylestown Presbyterian Church 127 East Court St. Doylestown PA 18901. Interment will be private. Since Charlie thoroughly loved the Music Ministry at Doylestown Presbyterian Church, the family would appreciate contributions in his memory be made to them at the above address.   Star Gazette – May 21, 2011


WARRINER Lyle Warriner

Wellsboro Gazette - Sept 17 1964

54, of Rush, Pa. formerly of Wellsboro, died September 13, 1964. He is survived by his wife, Ethel Mae; by three sons, LeRoy of Woodstown, N.J., Blaine and Robert at home; one daughter, Mrs. Marie Lewis of Wyalusing;  brother George of Wellsboro, two sisters. Mrs. Loretta Gregory- of Woodstown, N. J and Mrs, Hazel Shelly of Gaines; and by three grandchildren. The funeral was held Wednesday with interment at Rush Center Cemetery.  (Submitted by Gary Butler)


WASCHEZYN Gregory Waschezyn

age 51, of Elmira Heights NY.  October 30, 1959 - May 9, 2011.  Born in Elmira, son of John(deceased) and Betty Waschezyn. Survived by his wife Terri, sons Nicholas (wife, Shawnte) and Matthew (fiancee, Olivia), his mother Betty, sisters Natalie, Martha, Chris and Sandy, brothers John and David, ten nieces and nephews, and many many friends.  A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he went on to spend 20 years in the high tech industry as an Electronics Engineer before resuming his education at Cornell--earning a bachelors degree in business. Thoughtful, intelligent, passionately opinionated, caring, loving, and kind. He placed a very high value on family and friendship; caring for and helping others was a consistent theme throughout his life. A lifelong student and world traveler, he was always broadening his understanding of life, the universe, and everything in it.  He is already missed.  He will be honored by his family and friends at Walter J. Kent Funeral Home , 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, May 12th. Visiting hours will begin at 6PM, and a short service at 8PM. Anyone who wishes to say some words in Greg's memory is invited to do so.  Finally, a gathering of Greg's family and friends will be held at his family house on Friday, May 13th, starting around 1:30PM.  Star Gazette – May 11, 2011 


WATKINS Donna Watkins Wood

70, of Mooresville, N.C., died on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at her residence after a battle with cancer.  She was born on April 20, 1941 in Towanda, Pa., to the late Donald and Emma Mae Beers Watkins. She was formerly employed with Memorial Hospital in Towanda for 30 years and currently employed with the South Iredell Senior Center in Mooresville, N.C. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church, where she was a Eucharistic Minister. Mrs. Wood was also a member of the PSI and Towanda Boat Club, and Towanda Gun Club.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Philip "Pete" Wood.   She is survived by her children, Philip Wood and wife, Angela Iovino, Holly Lamphere and husband, Jeff, Brian Wood and partner, Aushi Koiwa; brothers, Francis "Butch" Watkins, Donald "Ed" Watkins; grandchildren, Amber Wood, Justine Benfield, and Marcella Lamphere.  Services will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625.  Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, N.C., is serving the Wood family.    Towanda Daily Review - May 15, 2011


WILBUR Julius D. "Bud" Wilbur

On May 12, 2011 died this man whom we called husband, father, grandfather, great grandpa and friend. He is no longer in pain but with the family who preceded him and prepared a place for him.  Julius D. "Bud" Wilbur, 81 of Rome Twp., Pa., died Thursday, May 12, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. "Bud" as he was lovingly called by those who knew him was born March 27, 1930 on the family farm in Rome Twp., Pa., the only son and one of twins to Manville and Myra Drake Wilbur. He attended the Rome School where he was an avid baseball and basketball player. Bud joined the U.S. Army in 1949 and served during the Korean War where he was wounded three times. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star medals. Bud was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 36 years until his retirement. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 42 and Beirne-Webster VFW Post 1568, Towanda. Bud loved to hunt and taught his sons archery and rifle hunting. He loved his wife, Shelba and children, Julie and Walt Burrowes, Dan and Connie Wilbur, Kim and Richard Mott, Sue and David Oley, Lynn Bedford and Isaac Johnson, Matthew Wilbur and Tamra Berry. He was stepfather to David and Anne Swisher, Francine and Clyde Wilson, Sally Mulno, Danny Swisher and Shelley Sarnowski and Tracey and Jeff Middaugh. These children blessed him with 26 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three sisters, Ethel Parks, Nancy Post and husband Floyd, Ellen Gunn and husband Jim; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: four sisters and brothers-in-law, Marian and Lester Harvey, Mavis and Carlton Allis, Edna and Bernard Welliver, Julia and Fred Menichelli; and brother-in-law, Karl Allis. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting Bud's family with arrangements.   Towanda Daily Review - May 15, 2011 


WOOD Beatrice Marguerite (Wood) Wilson

 of Elizabeth Square Apts., went to be with her Lord on May 13, 2011 surrounded by family and her special friend “doofus” at the home of her daughter Beverly, in Athens, Pa.  Beatrice was born on May 19, 1928, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Lena (Sherman) Wood in Canton, Pa.  Beatrice was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years Alfred George Wilson, son Gary Wilson and brother Wesley Wood.  Beatrice is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Robert (Linda) Wilson of Ithaca N.Y., Donald (Brenda) Wilson of Waverly, N.Y., John (Diane) Harrison Sr. of Wilawanna, Pa. Daughters and sons-in-law: Patricia (Ray) Buck of Endicott, N.Y., Beverly (Rick) Baker of Athens, PA., Virginia Chamberlain of Chemung, N.Y. Brother: Harold (Eva) Wood of Tallahassee, Fla. Sister: Neva Wood of Tallahassee Fla. 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.  At Beatrice’s request there will be no services. A private burial next to her husband Alfred will be conducted at the family’s convenience in the Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly, N.Y.  For those who wish, donations may be directed to the Guthrie Hospice, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA. 18840, in loving memory of Beatrice, or the charity of one’s choice.   The family would like to extend a thank you to Anja Miller RN “You were our special angel in our time of need,” and to the 8th floor staff of the Robert Packer Hospital. “Your gentleness and kindness was appreciated more than you could ever know.”  Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810.  Sayre Morning Times – May 18, 2011


WOOD Kanisha

Age 20 died tragically as the result of a fire on Sunday, May 8, 2011 at Lehigh Valley Hospital Allentown, PA surrounded by her loving family. Born on March 10, 1991 in Wellsboro, PA, Kanisha was a loving daughter and important part of her family. Surviving are her parents, Carey Wood and Todd Hammond; sister, Aniston Wheeler; brothers, Kyle Hammond, TJ Vonderchek and Tanner Vonderchek; maternal family, grandparents, James (Pam) Lain; great grandparents, Archie (Virginia) Lain and Mary Wood; great great grandparents, Gladys Wood; paternal family, grandparents, Mary (William) Rouille and Gene (Eula) Hammond; loved by special friend, William Maycumber III; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and to many friends to mention. Kanisha was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, Delos Wood, 1976; maternal great grandfather, Charles Wood May 4, 2011. Those she loved are invited to the home of her grandparents, James & Pam Lain, 19 North Rd. Millerton, PA 16936 on Saturday, May 21, 2011 from 1-4 p.m. A prayer service will follow at 4 p.m.    Star Gazette – May 15, 2011     


YOUNGS-Silvia, Taylor May

Infant daughter of Michael Youngs and Anastasia Silvia died very unexpectedly Saturday, May 14th, 2011 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Besides her parents Taylor is survived by her maternal grandparents, Michael and Donna Silvia of Southport; paternal grandparents, Pamela Youngs of Horseheads, Richard and Vonnie Youngs of Wellsburg; and paternal great-grandparents, Philip and Barb Youngs of Pine City. Taylor is predeceased by her great grandmother, Joyce Ann Youngs. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorial donations to the charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.   Star Gazette – May 17, 2011

? Betty G. Christensen

April 1, 1918 - April 30, 2011

Betty G. Christensen, 93, of Ossian, died on Saturday, April 30, 2011. Arrangements by Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 W. Mill St., Ossian.   Star Gazette – May 3, 2011


? Naomi B. Coleman

77, of Snellville, GA died Saturday, May 14, 2011. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Theodore "Ted" James Coleman, children, Paula Comfort, Pat Biggers, Kathy Ordway, Karen Galante, and Scott Coleman, 8 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Naomi was a medical transcriptionist for 15 years. She was a cat lover. Those desiring may send contributions in Naomi's name to the ASPCA or Humane Society. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC "A Family Company," Snellville Chapel 770-979-3200, has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.   Star Gazette – May 15, 2011


? Gwendolyn M. Wilbourn

Age 58, of Southport Street, Elmira, NY, beloved wife and companion of George Reed Wilbourn, died very unexpectedly at home surrounded by her husband's love, Sunday, May 15, 2011. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., Sunday, May 22, at 2 p.m. Richard Collins, George's nephew, will officiate.   Star Gazette – May 20, 2011


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